What is your favorite childhood food? These Glazed Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits are flaky, sweet, kissed with warm spices, and a total bite of nostalgia. As delicious as they are, they’re equally as easy to make.
Tender sweet biscuits bursting with the slight chew of raisins and warmth of cinnamon are a nod to the Hardee’s favorite. Whether you’re serving them up with Easy Fried Pork Chops or starting your day with these sticky glazed biscuits, they will be an instant hit.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Texture – Tender, flaky, and moist, using vegetable shortening gives these southern style biscuits the texture you crave in a classic biscuit.
- Flavor – Cinnamon in the dough itself and also the sticky glaze take these sweet biscuits over the top. You will know you’re in for a treat as soon as they hit the oven.
- Easy Process – Making homemade biscuits is both easy and rewarding. Unlike some styles of biscuits that require you to fold over the dough, you simply roll these out and cut.
- Quick Baking – With only twenty minutes bake time, these come together quickly well under an hour. That makes them perfect for any day of the week.
Not only are Glazed Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits total comfort food and easy to make, they also only require a few basic baking ingredients. With the exception of maybe the raisins, you probably already have everything on hand that you need to create these sweet treats.
- Flour – Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour is my go-to flour for both sweet and savory recipes. It makes it easy to measure for recipes that aren’t written as gluten free without having to add anything additional.
- Vegetable Shortening – Gives these biscuits their tender and flaky texture.
- Kosher Salt
- Sugar – Granulated sugar is added to the biscuits themselves making them lightly sweet while powdered sugar is used to create the cinnamon glaze.
- Cinnamon – Used in both the biscuits and the glazes. This gives a warm, aromatic hint of spice.
- Raisins – Naturally sweet and chewy, these add both flavor and texture and pair well with the cinnamon.
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Buttermilk – Combining oat milk with vinegar creates an easy dairy free buttermilk. You can also use dairy buttermilk for this recipe.
- Milk – Used to make the thin cinnamon glaze the hugs these biscuits.
How to Make Glazed Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits
These sweet and tender biscuits come together in just a few simple steps. They can be broken down into mixing, rolling out and cutting, baking, and glazing. These are the perfect biscuits for a begging baker as well as those that are advanced. With the warm spices and sweet chew of raisins, these biscuits are truly a hug for the soul.
Time needed: 45 minutes
Cinnamon kissed raisin biscuits are glazed in a sweet cinnamon glaze.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Brush a 9″ cast iron skillet or baking dish with butter and set aside.
Add the oat milk and vinegar to a bowl and stir to combine. You will see it begin to slightly curdle. This is the buttermilk.
Add all of your dry ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine.
Add the shortening to the bowl and use either a pastry cutter or fork to cut it into the dry ingredients. It should form a sandy, pebbled texture.
Add the buttermilk and raisins and stir until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.
Roll the dough out until it is 1/2″ to 2/3″ thick. Use a 3″ biscuit cutter to cut out your biscuits.
Place the biscuits into the prepared baking dish. Allow them to bake for 17-20 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow them to slightly cool.
Mix together the ingredients for the glaze and brush over the top of the biscuits.
This recipe is completely gluten free and dairy free. However, you can make the same recipe with regular all purpose flour, and also make it with dairy buttermilk. The measurements will be the same.
- Pastry Cutter – Using a pastry cutter makes it easy to cut the shortening into the flour mixture.
- Pastry Brush – Using a pastry brush makes it easy to brush on the cinnamon glaze.
- Baking Dish – You can use either a round 9″ cast iron skillet or 7×10 baking dish.
These biscuits will keep for up to five days. Keep them covered and refrigerated. To reheat them preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place them on a baking sheet and allow them to bake for 2-4 minutes until warmed through. You can also microwave them on a microwave safe plate.
Top Tip for Glazed Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits
The combination of flecks of vegetable shortening in the dough combined with the high heat is what gives these biscuits their flakey and tender texture. Keeping your other ingredients cold, like the buttermilk, will help with those layers. You also don’t want to overwork your dough. Once you roll out your dough and cut your biscuits you can roll out the scraps once more, but no more than that. You will risk the dough becoming too dense.
Glazed Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 pastry cutter
- 1 3" biscuit cutter
- 1 9" cast iron skillet or 7×10 baking dish
- 1 pastry brush
Cinnamin Raisin Biscuits
- 2 1/4 cups Gluten Free 1.1 flour
- 8 tbsp vegetable shortening
- 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 cup buttermilk for dairy free butter milk combine 1 cup oat milk with 1 tsp vinegar. Stir to combine.
- 2 tsp milk, you may need an additional 1 tsp
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Brush a 9" cast iron skillet or 7×10 baking dish with 1 tbsp of butter and set aside.
- Add the oat milk and vinegar to a bowl and stir to combine.
- Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix.
- Add the vegetable shortening to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter to cut the shortening into the dry ingredients. It should be a sandy, pebbled textured.
- Add the buttermilk and raisins and mix to just combine. Be careful not to overmix.
- Roll the dough out until it is 1/2" to 2/3" thick.
- Use a 3" biscuit cutter to cut out your biscuits. Place them into the prepared baking dish.
- Let the biscuits bake for 17-20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown on top.
- Let cool slightly.
- Mix together the ingredients for the glaze until smooth.
- Brush the glaze onto the warm biscuits.